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Newborn boy found abandoned in bushes near Chennai
CHENNAI: A newborn boy was found abandoned in bushes at Padi on the outskirts of Chennai. Residents who searched the bushes after hearing a newborn's cries found it wrapped in a towel. CHILDLINE team rescued the baby and alerted the Korattur police.

Monster couple tortures seven-year-old nephew
MUMBAI: 7-year-old Latiff (name changed) was an excited child when his distantly related “Khaala and Khaalu” brought him to Mumbai from his native village in Jharkhand on the pretext of better education and livelihood. Unable to bear the torture, Tahir revealed about the ordeal to a neighbour who immediately alerted the Childline Foundation immediately tipped off the Mira Road police and rescued the child.

Break the silence
MUMBAI: Dus…nau…aath…it took a bunch of kids to suggest this number and help create the country’s first, 24-hour free, emergency helpline for children. Worli-based Childline India Foundation (CIF), which started as an experimental project, is now a NGO partnering with the Government of India (GOI) as a Public Private Partnership project. For child-related problems requiring physical intervention, CIF partners with 600 independent NGOs across India for solutions.

CIF to launch 'Accessible' versions of sexual abuse video
MUMBAI: Childline Foundation is all set to launch the video in three, first-of-its kind ‘Accessible’ versions of the video for visually and hearing impaired children by the first half of May on their YouTube channel and across schools, NGOs and the foundation’s network. Each ‘Accessible’ video will have 12 versions each, in as many Indian regional languages.

Teacher booked for sexual harassment
TRIVANDRUM: The Neyyatinkara police have registered a case against a government school teacher on the charges of sexual harassment on eight-year-old girl. The accused has been identified as Jayakumar. The incident came to light when the girl revealed about her teacher's behavior to CHILDLINE officers during a counselling session held at school.

Kids vanish as Tamil Nadu sleeps
CHENNAI: This is no magic trick. It is a serious problem that the government is directly responsible for: More children are vanishing into thin air in the state with each passing year. The state has not only contributed to the worrying development but has neither a solution nor the resolve to tackle it, forget about a magic wand. Eight children go missing in Tamil Nadu every day, a large majority of whom are girls.

Spotlight on child abuse
The show follows the story of Namita, a 12-year old girl who is brought to Mumbai from Gorakhpur. Tune-in to MTV tonight at 7 p.m. to know how even the educated abuse children. With the earlier episodes giving viewers a glimpse of how fraud and false promises of marriage are used to traffic women, the next episode of Traffic focuses on the dark world of child abuse prevalent across cities in India.

10-day-old boy rescued, thanks to alert neighbours
BANGALORE: Alert neighbours helped the CHILDLINE to rescue a 10-day-old boy from allegedly being sold to a childless couple by his maternal uncle and mother in Tavereker. The rescued boy has been shifted to Shishu Mandira and the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) is looking into the issue of rehabilitating the baby. The baby’s mother, a 35-year-old homemaker, resides in Gangavathi with her two daughters aged eight and 13 years.

Man Held for Sexual Abuse of Minor After Marrying Her
KOZHIKODE: Despite strict action and massive awareness campaigns, sexual exploitation of minor girls continues. Balusseri police arrested a 44-year-old man on charges of sexually harassing a minor girl after allegedly marrying her as per religious rites.

2 kids trafficked from WB, rescued
AHMEDABAD: A team of Amraiwadi police officials spotted two wandering boys in the area and brought them to police station. After they learned that the boys are from West Bengal, they roped in CHILDLINE, a national NGO working for child rights, in the case which turned out to be that of human trafficking. Police have rounded up two persons for the crime.

32 bonded labourers rescued from Pudukkottai farm
TRICHY: As many as 32 bonded labourers, including women and children, were rescued from a sugarcane farm on the outskirts of Pudukkottai on Tuesday. Efforts were on to send them to their native places and rehabilitate them. Probe revealed that the workers belonging to 10 families were working for a labour contractor for the last five years.

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